WEST SEATTLE HARVEST FESTIVAL FOLLOWUP: Big fun, big benefit, and … more photos!

Photos by Leda Costa for West Seattle Blog

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This year’s West Seattle Harvest Festival in The Junction was the biggest ever, and might have been even bigger if it hadn’t started to rain in the last hour.

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Rain and all, it was a success, and we have one more round of photos to share – as well as an update from the Chili Cookoff that raised money for the West Seattle Food Bank:

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As we reported in yesterday’s as-it-happened coverage, The Westy won – that’s JP Vidican at right, getting congratulated by past winner Jack Miller of Husky Deli. Judi Yazzolino from the Food Bank tells us the cookoff brought in almost $2,000 to help fight hunger.

Meantime, click ahead to see a new Harvest Festival gallery – the costumes, the activities, the pets, and more, as photographed by WSB’s Leda Costa:

The activities offered throughout the festival ran from music to fishing to many ways to have fun with pumpkins. Here’s the School of Rock booth:

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Fishing with Dave McCoy (right) from Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

Emerald Water Anglers, Flyfishing Specialist booth

Beanbag toss @ Calvary Chapel’s booth:

Calvary Chapel booth

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And businesses went all-out for trick-or-treaters … Thunder Road Guitars (WSB sponsor) had “Gene Simmons” on hand once again:

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And the costumes – young, old, entire families, groups of friends – so many dressed up so admirably:

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Many costumed pets …

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It’s a special day for the Farmers’ Market vendors, too … the first Harvest Festival primed the way for the market to move into the street every week:

Bloom Creek Cranberries

Honest Biscuits

And the buskers …

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Next up in The Junction … holiday-season events including the tree lighting on December 3rd – more info soon!

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE HARVEST FESTIVAL FOLLOWUP: Big fun, big benefit, and ... more photos!"

  • Jake from State Farm October 31, 2016 (7:27 pm)

    Thank you for the pictures, I can believe I missed it……..so many creative people and kids! Way to go West Seattle!

  • Cathy Rouyer November 1, 2016 (7:47 am)

    what a marvelous community we live in.  thanks to the WS blog for documenting this event.

  • Dave McCoy November 1, 2016 (8:31 am)

    Many thanks to everyone in West Seattle who go out of their way to support the local businesses, we really appreciate it!

  • Sara Lynn Wharton Newman November 7, 2016 (9:03 pm)

    Thanks for posting those pics! Our family made the pirate ship for our dear little pirates, Porter, Rio and Sawyer; we had SO much fun!

    LOVE the West Seattle Harvest Festival and can hardly wait for it again next year!

    Sara and Bill Newman

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